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Businesses by industry

The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the City of Stonnington, comprising 18.2% of all total registered businesses, compared to 12.5% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Stonnington within each industry sector using the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Business Register which itself is derived from the GST register held by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Businesses are included if they are registered with the ATO, with an ABN used within the previous two financial years. Businesses are split up between employing and non-employing businesses. Non-employing businesses may include sole traders and registered ABNs which are part of larger enterprises.

The distribution of businesses may reflect the industry structure of the area, or may differ significantly. For instance, the largest industry in an area may consist of one very large business, with a large number of employees, while a sector with a lower value added could have a lot of small and micro businesses.

The number of businesses in the City of Stonnington should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Value added datasets to see the relative size of industries, and with Employment locations data to see where business employment occurs within the area.

Please note that this data set has several limitations which are explained in the data notes for this topic. Business register counts are an approximation to LGA boundaries based on SA2 level data provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. As such, they may not exactly match figures sourced directly from the ATO, due to boundary issues and the application of ABS randomisation to the dataset. Notably, public sector institutions are not recorded which has a significant impact on the numbers for Health Care, Education and Public Administration and Safety.

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

Registered businesses by industry
City of Stonnington - Total registered businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2591.56.83121.87.5-53
Mining250.10.1240.10.2+1
Manufacturing3592.04.03522.14.2+7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services330.20.3180.10.3+15
Construction1,4097.916.81,2697.516.5+140
Wholesale Trade5923.34.05703.44.1+22
Retail Trade1,0235.85.91,1026.56.4-79
Accommodation and Food Services7294.14.36884.04.3+41
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3371.96.92191.36.0+118
Information Media and Telecommunications3221.81.02921.71.0+30
Financial and Insurance Services2,63414.89.22,53914.98.9+95
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,07217.310.72,99517.610.8+77
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,24218.212.53,12418.412.5+118
Administrative and Support Services6443.63.76373.73.6+7
Public Administration and Safety390.20.3330.20.3+6
Education and Training2421.41.32191.31.3+23
Health Care and Social Assistance1,7099.65.61,5759.35.5+134
Arts and Recreation Services3171.81.32921.71.3+25
Other Services5142.94.04852.94.0+29
Industry not classified2711.51.32451.41.2+26

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0

Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income.

Registered businesses by industry 2017
Registered businesses by industry 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 6.8% Mining, Victoria: 0.1% Manufacturing, Victoria: 4.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 0.3% Construction, Victoria: 16.8% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 4.0% Retail Trade, Victoria: 5.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 4.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 6.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 9.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 10.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 12.5% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 0.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 1.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 5.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.3% Other Services, Victoria: 4.0% Industry not classified, Victoria: 1.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Stonnington: 1.5% Mining, City of Stonnington: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Stonnington: 2.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Stonnington: 0.2% Construction, City of Stonnington: 7.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Stonnington: 3.3% Retail Trade, City of Stonnington: 5.8% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Stonnington: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Stonnington: 1.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Stonnington: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Stonnington: 14.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Stonnington: 17.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Stonnington: 18.2% Administrative and Support Services, City of Stonnington: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, City of Stonnington: 0.2% Education and Training, City of Stonnington: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Stonnington: 9.6% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Stonnington: 1.8% Other Services, City of Stonnington: 2.9% Industry not classified, City of Stonnington: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2015 to 2017
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2015 to 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Stonnington: -53 Mining, City of Stonnington: +1 Manufacturing, City of Stonnington: +7 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Stonnington: +15 Construction, City of Stonnington: +140 Wholesale Trade, City of Stonnington: +22 Retail Trade, City of Stonnington: -79 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Stonnington: +41 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Stonnington: +118 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Stonnington: +30 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Stonnington: +95 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Stonnington: +77 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Stonnington: +118 Administrative and Support Services, City of Stonnington: +7 Public Administration and Safety, City of Stonnington: +6 Education and Training, City of Stonnington: +23 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Stonnington: +134 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Stonnington: +25 Other Services, City of Stonnington: +29 Industry not classified, City of Stonnington: +26
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
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